This is a small group full-day tour from Bucharest to Transylvania on a very picturesque route through the Carpathian Mountains allowing you to discover two of the most beautiful Romanian castles.
You will meet the guide and the other fellow travelers at 07:45 am at the meeting point which is in front of Romanian Atheneum, the big concert hall with Greek columns located next to Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel. There is a small garden in front of the concert hall and the tour guide will wait in front of this garden. The exact address is 1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest.
At 08:00 am, you will leave Bucharest heading north towards the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania.
Let us guide you locate the meeting point easier, watch this video!
The first stop is Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort, where you will visit Peles Royal Castle – the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family.
Continue the day with a scenic drive through the Carpathian Mountains and, in about 1 hour, arrive at Bran where you will visit Bran medieval castle, also known as Dracula’s castle.
Before heading back to Bucharest, we will remain in Transylvania and stop for a short time in Brasov, a typical medieval city. You will stop in the Council Square and start a short walking tour in the Old Town. You will learn more about the story of the Saxons in Transylvania, admire the impressive and well-preserved architecture, see the Black Church (symbolic building of the city – view from outside) and discover which is the second narrowest street in Europe, the Rope Street.
|Tour type||Group tour|
|Your group size||Minimum 2 people|
Transport by car/minibus
English speaking guide
Lunch (around 50 lei per person) – there will be a stop for lunch and you can eat together or individually
Photo tax (optional-inside of Peles Castle, 35 lei)
- This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7 and people with walking (stairs climbing) disabilities. We strongly recommend booking a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case.
- If you need a free audio-guide in Spanish, Italian, or French, please put a note in your reservation. The audioguide is working on your smartphone, and we will send you instructions to install it.
- Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020. For the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays. On these days, Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni will be visited instead.
- During the official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual, so the return could be later than scheduled (around 9 – 10 pm).
- During the summertime (May-September), the second stop will be in Brasov, and the last one will be in Bran.
- TravelMaker is not responsible if the visited sites during the tour are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.
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